A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs and knowledge, slowly accumulated in the course of centuries; elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.

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Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown that terror becomes the known.

Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown that terror becomes the known.

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

He who would travel happily must travel light.

He who would travel happily must travel light.

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.

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    The beginning of wisdom, as they say. When you're seventeen you know everything. When you're twenty-seven if you still know everything you're still seventeen.

    The beginning of wisdom, as they say. When you're seventeen you know everything. When you're twenty-seven, if you still know everything, you're still seventeen.

    Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.

    Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.

    One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.

    One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.

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